Applied Materials

Applied Materials

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Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise enables and accelerates innovations from the atomic levels to the macroscale.
Applied Materials offers complete solutions for ultimate frontiers in Printed Electronics: fully automated screen printing lines for additive patterning down to microscale, R2R web coating for innovative flexible solutions, large area deposition systems for oled displays, etc.
 
From internet of things to augmented reality, from personalized healthcare to the newest display technologies for mobile devices, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
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2021
8 Oct 2021

AlixLabs

AlixLabs is an early-stage company that is commercialising an improved method of atomic layer etching (ALE) in semiconductor manufacturing. Their method, which they call Atomic Layer Etch Pitch-splitting (ASP), is projected by them to reduce process time, investment costs and environmental impact for fabrication of upcoming generation IC chips by approximately half per lithography mask layer.
10 Sep 2021

Dental Implant Generates Electricity by Chewing to Repair Tissue

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.
6 Sep 2021

SES

SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
2 Sep 2021

Smart Wound Dressings with Built-In Healing Sensors

Researchers have developed smart wound dressings with built-in nanosensors that glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly. The multifunctional, antimicrobial dressings feature fluorescent sensors that glow brightly under UV light if infection starts to set in and can be used to monitor healing progress.
9 Aug 2021

A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

Small electronics, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, aren't easily dismantled and recycled. So when a new model comes out, most users send the old devices into hazardous waste streams. To simplify small electronics recycling, researchers have developed a two-metal nanocomposite for circuits that disintegrates when submerged in water. They demonstrated the circuits in a prototype transient device — a functional smartwatch that dissolved within 40 hours.
24 Jun 2021

Inkjet Printing Shows Promise As New Strategy For Making E-Textiles

In a new study researchers have demonstrated they could print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric to make an e-textile that could be used in the design of future wearable devices.
22 Jun 2021

Bruisable Artificial Skin Could Help Prosthetics, Robots Sense Injury

When someone bumps their elbow against a wall, they not only feel pain but also might experience bruising. Robots and prosthetic limbs don't have these warning signs, which could lead to further injury. Now, researchers have developed an artificial skin that senses force through ionic signals and also changes color from yellow to a bruise-like purple, providing a visual cue that damage has occurred.
24 May 2021

3D Printing Technique Keeps Brittle Tungsten Crack-Free

Tungsten has many excellent properties. It resists corrosion, and its melting point of 3422 °C is the highest of all metals, making it an ideal material for components that operate at extreme temperatures. There is a problem, though: it is highly brittle at room temperature, which means it is hard to process using conventional techniques.
13 May 2021

Uncrackable Combination of Invisible Ink and Artificial Intelligence

Coded messages in invisible ink sound like something only found in espionage books, but in real life, they can have important security purposes. Yet, they can be cracked if their encryption is predictable. Now, researchers have printed complexly encoded data with normal ink and a carbon nanoparticle-based invisible ink, requiring both UV light and a computer that has been taught the code to reveal the correct messages.
29 Mar 2021

More Than 14 Million Euros for Flexible Battery Research

For batteries to fit into narrow and crooked spaces and to store more energy for e.g. electric mobility, flexibly adaptable cells are required. So far, however, lithium-ion battery cells have been produced in standardized formats and rigid systems.
17 Mar 2021

Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
10 Mar 2021

Applied Materials Baccini

Applied Materials (Baccini) is a division of Applied Materials that develops and manufactures very high resolution screenprinting equipment. These systems are widely utilized in manufacturing photovoltaic cells, but can also be applied to a wider range of applications across the printed electronics space.
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28 Jan 2021

Lasers Create Miniature Robots from Bubbles

Robots are widely used to build cars, paint airplanes and sew clothing in factories, but the assembly of microscopic components, such as those for biomedical applications, has not yet been automated. Lasers could be the solution.
12 Jan 2021

3D Printed Smart Gel Changes Shape When Exposed to Light

Inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids, engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light, becomes "artificial muscle" and may lead to new military camouflage, soft robotics and flexible displays.
2020
16 Dec 2020

Transparent Electronics Materials, Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Xiaoxi He, Dr Richard Collins, Dr Matthew Dyson, Raghu Das and Luke Gear
28 Nov 2020

Lumiode, Inc.

Lumiode is a semiconductor technology spin-out company from Columbia University. It is based in NYC. The company mainly works on next generation micro-displays for AR application.
28 Oct 2020

3D Printing the First Ever Biomimetic Tongue Surface

Scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures for the first time using 3D printing - opening new possibilities for testing oral processing properties of food, nutritional technologies, pharmaceutics and dry mouth therapies.
19 Oct 2020

Engineers Print Wearable Sensors Directly on Skin Without Heat

Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
5 Oct 2020

Microbots to Kill and Clean Biofilms

Biofilms -- microbial communities that form slimy layers on surfaces -- are difficult to treat and remove, often because the microbes release molecules that block the entry of antibiotics and other therapies. Now, researchers have made magnetically propelled microbots derived from tea buds, which they call "T-Budbots," that can dislodge biofilms, release an antibiotic to kill bacteria, and clean away the debris.
21 Aug 2020

Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He